Virgin Money is fully supportive of the UK government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme, set up to provide accommodation to people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
To find out more about the scheme and to register your interest in becoming a sponsor, visit the UK Government Homes for Ukraine Link opens in a new window page.
Once you’ve registered for the scheme, your application has been approved and you have been matched to a Ukrainian individual or family, call us on 0345 602 8301 to let us know. We’re here 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.
We will keep this page updated as more information about the scheme is announced.
Frequently asked questions
To support our customers who want to participate in the scheme and become a sponsor, we’ve created some frequently asked questions.
The Homes for Ukraine scheme was launched by the UK government on 18 March 2022 to allow individuals or organisations in the UK to provide accommodation to people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The UK government is offering an optional ‘thank you’ payment of £350 per month to people who can accommodate Ukrainian nationals.
Visit UK Government Homes for Ukraine Link opens in a new window for more information on the scheme.
No, you do not need our approval to register for the scheme or tell us when you have registered. We are fully supportive of this scheme and are committed to making it as easy as possible for our mortgage customers to participate.
Yes. Please call us on 0345 602 8301 to tell us once you have been approved and matched with a Ukrainian individual or family. We’re here 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.
If any of our Home Insurance policyholders wish to open up their home to Ukrainian individuals those individuals will be treated as a member of the policyholder’s family, regardless of whether or not they are related. This means the policy terms and conditions remain unchanged and all members of the household, including the Ukrainian individuals, will benefit from the full level of cover currently offered under the policy.
For other policies, we recommend that you let your buildings and contents insurer know about your participation in the scheme to check your cover is not affected.
Anyone in the UK with a spare room or home can register, as long as:
- you can offer accommodation for at least 6 months.
- if you’re not a British citizen, you have leave to remain in the UK for at least 6 months.
In joining the scheme you should ensure that your mortgage remains affordable to you and that you keep up to date with your mortgage payments.